Democrats in the Tennessee legislature are a superminority. This means that most of their proposals will not become law.
But that hasn’t stopped them from pushing Gov. Bill Lee on certain issues such as education.
Gov. Bill Lee defended Thursday the state’s decision to award a no-bid, over-the-budget contract to an outside vendor for the implementation of school vouchers.
The controversy comes after the Tennessee Department of Education awarded Florida-based ClassWallet a $1.2 million deal to manage the early rollout of the program and track expenses. Earlier this week, Republican lawmakers expressed strong criticism of the move.